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Senator Sherrod Brown meets with Lake County environmental leaders
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) met this week with labor and environmental leaders with the Sierra Club including Painesville resident Sue Tullai-McGuinness. 
Sue and the other Sierra Club representatives were in Washington to discuss methane emissions. They met with Brown during his weekly coffee with constituents.

"Understanding renewable energy is critical to our nation's future," said Brown. "It is important to hear from groups like the Sierra Club about how we grow our economy while protecting the environment."
Funds approved for Headlands Dunes boardwalk

(COLUMBUS, OH) – State Rep. John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) announced $42,328 in state funds this week for the design of a new ADA compliant boardwalk at Headlands Dunes State Nature Preserve in Mentor, Ohio. Current access paths to the beach require visitors to walk through the dunes, which can be difficult for those with mobility limitations.

 "A new boardwalk ensures that every Ohioan has the chance to fully experience the natural beauty of Headlands Dunes," said. Rogers. "By reinvesting in our beach, we can extend the life of the dunes and enhance the experience for all visitors, regardless of their level of mobility."  Click here for the whole story

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Brown and Portman urge Army Corp of Engineers to dredge Cleveland Harbor 

(WASHINGTON D.C.) – U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today urged Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jo-Ellen Darcy to use at least $2 million of its $273 million harbor and channel projects budget to make up for its irresponsible request for less money to dredge the Cleveland Harbor. The Corps requested $3.6 million less than the President's budget, which will not be sufficient to complete the Port Authority's dredge management plan for FY 2016. Click here for the whole story